Humble beginnings, big dreams

“From humble beginnings in Monmouthshire, we now work with global brands such as Telefónica and Gandi who have helped us to reach millions of micro business customers around the world. We make products that genuinely help small businesses to be more successful online. Every team member plays a critical role in building great products and supporting our partners to sell them.”

Simon Best, CEO & Co-Founder

 

 

We’ve built up our expertise over a decade in business. Along the way we’ve learned a lot and we’re proud to share our story. Take a look at over 10 years of success and inspiration.

Our story

2008

BaseKit was born

Founded by Simon Best, Richard Best and Richard Fernandez, BaseKit was first developed as an internal tool for their web design agency.

2009

BaseKit wins Seedcamp

We win Europe’s seed fund – Seedcamp which took us to Silicon Valley to collect our first major investment for growth.

2010

BaseKit signs first partner

We sign our first partner – the UK’s biggest domain registrar.

2011

BaseKit opens in tech hub Bristol

Destined for expansion we move to tech hub Bristol and the team grows.

2013

BaseKit 7 launches at CloudFest

BaseKit version 7 debuts at CloudFest allowing small businesses to build responsive websites for the first time.

2014

BaseKit partners with Telefonica

We sign a partnership with world leading telco Telefónica. BaseKit has now reduced its customer churn by 42%.

2015

Continued expansion and a new CEO

BaseKit moves to bigger offices in Bristol to accommodate our growing team and Founder Simon Best becomes CEO.

2016

BaseKit 8 launches with cross-device accessibility

BaseKit not only creates beautiful responsive websites but is fully editable on mobile too.

2017

Go SiteBuilder offers a faster route to market

BaseKit Go SiteBuilder, now BaseKit Site, launches with even more effortless mobile accessibility.

2018

BaseKit 10 arrives on our 10th anniversary

We say goodbye to drag and drop and hello to slick, intuitive pre-built content sections to engage new users worldwide.

2018

BaseKit wins awards

BaseKit is named Technology Provider of the Year at the British Small Business Awards and Best SaaS Product for Small Business / SMBs (non-US) at SaaS Awards.

2022

BaseKit Bookings is launched

New appointment bookings software with built-in payments adds value for busy small business services on the go.

2022

BaseKit gets a revamp

We launch a fresh new look designed to show off the effortless success that epitomises our purpose to help micro businesses the world over.

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